Monday, March 8, 2010

Celebrate Cupcake!

It's another day of celebration with Flourishes!  Today, for the Timeless Tuesday challenge, the Friends of Flourishes are challenging you all to get in the spirit and create a card full of celebration. Help us celebrate our new spot on the web at www.flourishes.org by creating a card that's full of celebration today. 

Want to see what I've created?  Well, my sweet niece turned the big 1 year old last week and I wanted to give her a sweet card to celebrate the special occasion.  I pulled out the new set Let Them Eat Cake created by Becky Fleck and made something fun and vibrant for her.  I also used yesterday's FLLCCEL1 Sketch from Becky for my design today.


I love the new Valentine paper by Basic Grey, it's called Sugar Rush, and there are some really sweet and fun patterns and colors in the pages.  I picked up the orange and red in this paper and the theme of love for the card.  I embossed the cupcake and stand with white embossing powder on watercolor paper and then watercolored overtop with reinkers to resist the embossing.  I popped up the red embossed cherry and added a little bling for fun.  I added some sponging for warmth too.  I love the little "Hey Cupcake!" sentiment too.  So sweet.


Now, all you have to do is create something that's full of celebration.  Today's keywords for the Celebration cards at SCS are FLLCCEL2, and you can link up your creation to the Flourishes Blog with Mr. Linky. 

Who's also ready to inspire you today? 


Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Let Them Eat Cake;  Ink; White Craft, Only Orange, Real Red Craft;  Paper:  Only Orange, Riding Hood Red, Flourishes European Watercolor paper, Basic Grey Sugar Rush DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Deckled Mega Rectangles, White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Basic Grey Gems, May Arts Chenille Dots Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine, Reinkers, Aqua Painter, Piercer, Dotted Embossing Folder, SW markers.

18 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so yummy and pretty. I like how you have the cupcake colored. Very pretty and I am sure she will adore it.

Willy's creations said...

Very pretty card!

Hugs,WILLY

Yogi said...

very nice. Love the pompom type strip at the bottom. Nice texture.

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL AND SO DELICIOUS!!! The embossing looks wonderful Christine!!! Hugs ~S~

Betty Wright said...

Fabulous colors and detailing, Christine! Wonderful card!

Crystal said...

WOW Christine BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE the top of your cupcake...OOOOOo what a yummy creation :)

Dawn B. said...

This is wonderful.. I would have never thought to use that paper with the cupcake stamp... Terrific card Christine... I love the embossing.

Makiko Jones said...

Gorgeous cupcake, Christine!! Love the colors and beautiful details!

Tasha said...

Oh wow this is a gorgeous card, so scrummy. I love the mix of papers and the fab design
love tasha xx

Renée said...

Beautiful, Christine! I so want to learn to colour like you ... :)

Julie Koerber said...

This is so incredibly fun Christine! Love the way you embossed parts of your image -- what a neat effect!!

Barbara said...

Just beautiful, Christine! Love the colors and all the details are fabulous!

leenda said...

Sugar rush is right! Looks yummy!

Shari said...

So pretty! I may just have to order this set now that I've seen your wonderful creation!

Cindy Haffner said...

Simply GORGEOUS.

Dianne said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring makes the cupcake look good enough to eat. Great details.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

That main panel looks amazing with all the embossing and sponging...amazing!

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, the way you colored this cupcake is beyond beautiful! My goodness -- SOLD! I'd love a bite!